Biography

The eldest of the Baldwin brothers is a talented player known for his fiery persona both on and off screen. Early '80s roles in a number of TV series (the daytime soap The Doctors, the prime-time sudser Knots Landing), led to big-screen roles in films such as Working Girl and Beetlejuice. By 1990, he had graduated to leading man status, starring as a CIA analyst in the Cold War actioner The Hunt for Red October. In 1993 he married actress Kim Basinger, whom he met on the set of the 1991 film The Marrying Man. Their union, which produced daughter Ireland, ended in 2002, though their custody battles have remained tabloid fodder in the years since. Despite such personal issues, Baldwin has enjoyed continued professional success, starring in the sitcom 30 Rock and remaining one of Saturday Night Live's most popular guest hosts. In 2010, Baldwin took on yet another high-profile gig, cohosting the 82nd annual Academy Awards with Steve Martin.

Fast Facts

  • In 1990, took the lead in an off-Broadway production of Craig Lucas's Prelude to a Kiss, but did not follow the show to Broadway because of film obligations; two years later, reprised the role for the film adaptation, opposite Meg Ryan.
  • Passed on Patriot Games, the sequel to the smash hit The Hunt for Red October, to star in a Broadway revival of A Streetcar Named Desire.
  • Narrated a number of episodes of the popular children's series Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends in the mid-'90s, and appeared as the Conductor in the 2000 feature film Thomas and the Magic Railroad.
  • One of the most popular hosts of Saturday Night Live, clocking enough appearances to warrant his own Best of DVD.
  • An outspoken advocate for a variety of public-policy issues, including the environment and gun control; serves on the board of directors for the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund (founded in 1996 after his mother, Carol, successfully battled the disease).

Awards

  • 2009, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Special Class Program: Nominee
  • 2011, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical: Nominee
  • 2001, Emmy — Outstanding Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2004, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor for a Miniseries or a Special: Nominee
  • 2007, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 2004, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2003, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical: Nominee
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2003, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2012, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical: Nominee
  • 1992, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 2008, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1996, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2007, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2001, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2003, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Rafael Thomas Baldwin — Son
  • Hilaria Thomas — Wife
  • Stephen Baldwin — Brother
  • Carmen Gabriela Baldwin — Daughter
  • Ireland Baldwin — Daughter
  • Kim Basinger — Ex-wife
  • Alexander Rae Baldwin Jr. — Father
  • Daniel Baldwin — Brother
  • Elizabeth Keuchler — Sister
  • Carol Baldwin — Mother
  • Jane Sasso — Sister
  • Janine Turner — Ex-fiancée
  • William Baldwin — Brother

College

  • Attended George Washington University, Washington, D.C., United States; New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York, United States (BFA in Acting, 1994)

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  • Birth Name: Alexander Rae Baldwin III
  • Birth Place: Massapequa, New York, United States
  • Birthday: April 3, 1958, Aries
  • Profession: Actor, Producer
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